greener pastures leads man to death
Amrik Singh, a 30-year-old resident of Nadalon village, near Mahilpur,
in Hoshiarpur district died due to suffocation while being transported
from Syria to Turkey by travel agents in a container.
interests against use of modified bitumen
Powerful vested interests in Punjab are trying to derail a government
drive for large-scale use of modified bitumen on road surfaces in the
state because it can neither be pilfered from government stocks nor
sold in the black.
brews in Sugarfed
Bitterness is brewing in Sugarfed between the new Chairman, Mr
Kanwaljit Singh Lally, and the Managing Director, Mr Kulbir Singh
Comments against Kewal Krishan
Mohali, October 20
Groups owing allegiance to the local MLA and the Speaker of the
Punjab Vidhan Sabha have been levelling allegations and
counter-allegations against each other.
clash at Patiala shameful, says Bhaur
The SGPC General Secretary, Mr Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, today termed as
shameful the clash at the judicial complex in Patiala yesterday and
alleged it was the handiwork of the Congress.
alleges removal of kidney by doctor
Mr Kultar Singh, SSP, has reportedly marked an enquiry into the
alleged removal of a kidney by a government doctor in the
government-run Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here to SP City-II, Mr
Harmanbir Singh Gill.
Girl students show their medals at the 41 St John’s Ambulance Competitions organised by the District Red Cross Society at Government Girls Multipurpose Senior Secondary School in Patiala on Wednesday.
— Photo by Rajesh
attends bhog of
Human relationships grow beyond political ideologies. That probably
explains as why for a while senior Congress leader and former Haryana
Chief Minister, Bhajan Lal did not mind being in the company of RSS
and BJP leaders.
dharna mark MC meeting
BJP councillors led by Mr Shwait Mallik staged a walkout at the
Municipal Corporation House meeting today in protest against the short
notice given for the meeting.
palace damaged in fire
Kohinoor Marriage Palace located on the Bathinda-Barnala bypass road
was today reduced to ashes after it caught fire early today due to
condemn suspension of MS
The Punjab State Medical and Dental Teachers Association today
condemned the suspension of Dr Geeta Sharma, Medical Superintendent of
Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.
donates Rs 5 lakh for deaf and dumb school
Jaskiran Singh Randhawa (24) yesterday donated Rs five lakh to a local
gurdwara, he was moved by the fate of a local Deaf and Dumb School and
School cum Home for the Blind. Jaskiran changed his mind and today the
children of the two Schools run from the same premises are richer by
Rs five lakh.
from fields engulfs city
Dense fog caused by the burning of paddy straw engulfed the region and
caused irritation in eyes yesterday evening.
bhavan in Moga soon
A meeting of the NRI Sabha, was held under the chairmanship of the
Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mandeep Singh, here yesterday.
plays Lord Rama
Mr Ashok Sharma, Chairman, Development Corporation and local MLA, who
is playing the role of Lord Rama, was the centre of attraction here.
Mr Sharma, 54, is playing Lord Rama for the Krishna Natak Club here
while his younger brother Babli is playing the role of Laxmana.
farmers before revising power tariff: BKU
The Bharati Kisan Union has demanded that members of the Punjab
State Electricity Regulatory Commission should seek the views of the
rural people before revising the fares of power.
authorises treasury office to sell revenue stamps
In an unprecedented move, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr K.A.P. Sinha,
today authorised the district treasury office to sell revenue stamps
to the public directly from its public counter so that inconvenience
to the people could be stopped.
suspended for embezzling Rs 3.5 lakh
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Alok Shekhar, has suspended a registry
clerk for misappropriating funds to the tune of Rs 3.5 lakh.
35 cr to
be spent on repair of roads, says minister
Punjab Public Works Minister Partap Singh Bajwa today said 18 new
two-way corridors and 40 railway overbridges would be constructed in
the state in a phased manner.
arrested for taking bribe
The Women Cell Incharge in the city Police, whose responsibility is to
tackle crime against women, was today caught red-handed accepting a
bribe of Rs 5,000 from a young woman by the Patiala Vigilance Bureau.
Seven persons have been arrested on charges of trespassing, rioting,
being armed with deadly weapons and theft here.
family hurt as dacoits attack house
Three members of a family were seriously injured when dacoits, dressed
as police commandos with muffled faces and armed with sharp-edged
weapons, attacked them at their residence here today.
chemists held for selling intoxicant drugs
The Batala police has booked two chemists of Fatehgarh Churian for
selling intoxicant drugs without prescription of doctor.
wife murdered in police colony
In a bizarre incident Veerawanti, wife of a Special Police Officer with Home Guards, was allegedly found murdered at her residence
late this evening.
student seeks parity with domicile holders
A local student belonging to the Scheduled Castes category of
Punjab origin has complained that she has been denied admission to the
BSc course by the Punjab Department of Medical Education and
Research even though she secured the ninth rank among SC candidates
and was placed 105th in the overall Punjab Para Medical Entrance Test.
In an unprecedented move, a section of students of the local Giani
Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology today threatened to
boycott their classes if the authorities concerned failed to check the
alleged nuisance by a section of the college’s former security
guards, who have been holding a dharna outside its gate.
schools may face closure
In the light of the Punjab Government’s reported move to close down
the government schools, having a strength of 50 or less than 50
students, 29 government middle schools, of the total 189 middle
schools in Sangrur district, may face closure.
teachers go on mass leave; hold protest
In response to a call given by the Punjab and Chandigarh College
Teachers’ Union, nearly 6,000 teachers working in private
affiliated colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh proceeded on mass casual
leave and held a rally at Matka Chowk on Tuesday.
students call off strike
Students of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bhaddal,
today called off their strike after an assurance by the college
principal that their problems would be solved soon as he had discussed
the matter with the Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University.
make JCT, Mollins profitable ventures
With a view to giving boost to Mohali industries, the Punjab
Government today decided to make further efforts to make JCT
Electronics Limited and Mollins profitable ventures.